6 Certified Seed Dealing Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Certified Seed Dealing Business

Farming is the key to improved food security and poverty reduction and is a source of income for billions of families across the globe.

To ensure sustainable farming, there must be an adequate supply of seeds.

If you are looking for a highly profitable business opportunity, consider starting a seed dealing business. To start a seed company, you must do proper research so you find out the best seed varieties for growing in different climates.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a certified seed dealing business:

1. True Leaf Market ($4.8M/year)

Parker Garlitz, one of the Co-Founders of True Leaf Market, started the business in 2000 with his sister Kaitlin to sell wheatgrass growing kits and juicers online. Initially, they thought the niche market would only generate $5,000 per month, but they quickly surpassed their expectations and expanded their product line. Over the years, they merged with other seed companies and focused on consolidating their websites, leading to profitability and growth.

How much they make: $4.8M/year
Current team size: 150


How We Started A $400K/Month Business Selling Seeds And Growing Supplies

True Leaf Market, an independent seed company offering heirloom, non-GMO, and organic seeds, growing supplies, and starter kits, has grown to a profitable $400k/month business, with revenue diversified across their website, 3rd party online sellers, Amazon, eBay, brick and mortar health food stores, and fulfillment services, and plans to continue growth through acquisitions and onboarding 50 to 100 new SKUs monthly.

Parker started True Leaf Market almost 50 years ago
Parker grew the business to $400K/month
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Learn more about starting a certified seed dealing business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a certified seed dealing business?
-> Pros and cons of a certified seed dealing business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established certified seed dealing business

Other resources

4. ISO

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Website traffic: 2.12M/month


5. Royal Queen Seeds

Cannabis Seeds by Royal Queen Seeds belong to the best in the world. Buy Feminized, medical & autoflowering seeds. Fast and discreet shipping worldwide!

Website traffic: 1.92M/month


6. Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Johnny's is committed to helping growers and gardeners succeed with superior seeds, tools and service. Quality vegetable, herb and flower seeds including a large selection of certified organic seed.

Where they're located: Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, France
Website traffic: 1.25M/month